Community Acupuncture Albuquerque

Supporting our community through affordable acupuncture

2509 Vermont St NE, Suite A2 - Albuquerque, NM 87110 – 505 266 2606 – CommAcupAbq@gmail.com

Staff at Community Acupuncture Albuquerque

Dr. Lisha Liu, DOM

Lisha (pronounced Lisa) Liu specializes in pain management as well as problems related to nerve, muscle and soft tissue disorders. She is experienced and skilled at working to help relieve stress, anxiety, fatigue, and depression.

Lisha is confident in her abilities and is skilled using special techniques such as abdominal needling, as well as community acupuncture techniques. During her time as a DOM she has helped hundreds of patients with pain management for neck pain, back pain, sciatica pain, and more. She is known for her acupuncture skills and kind nature. She is always personable and finds the best course of action to help every person she sees.

Lisha has multiple years of training and working experience at leading hospitals in China and has lectured internationally for students. Dr. Liu has also published a paper on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Dr. Nityamo Lian, DOM, MPH

Nityamo Sinclair Lian graduated from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe in 1999. She received her Masters of Public Health in 2007 from the University of New Mexico. She has worked in health care for at least thirty years - first as a dental assistant, then as a shiatsu/acupressure practitioner, massage therapist and physical therapy assistant before becoming a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico.

After graduation, she joined the University of New Mexico's Department of Psychiatry and Department of Internal Medicine designing and implementing acupuncture research studies looking at acupuncture treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and at anxiety in women with breast cancer. Since 2001, she worked and volunteered extensively in public health acupuncture, specifically working with acupuncture for addictions using and teaching a simple ear acupuncture protocol.

In 2008, Nityamo co-founded Public Health Acupuncture of New Mexico (PHANM), a non-profit organization that helps make acupuncture more accessible in New Mexico. In 2009. She set up Community Acupuncture at Highlands clinic which has since become Community Acupuncture Albuquerque - our current clinic which gives more than 6000 treatments per year. The non-profit coordinates ear acupuncture for addictions treatments across ten counties in NM and last year over 8000 treatments were given. Nityamo is a member of the People's Organization of Community Acupuncture; Society for Acupuncture Research; NM Public Health Association; and the American Public Health Association.